The ideas of religious moderation and social modernization have been steadily pushed on the defensive in the four decades since 1979. Any effort to reverse 1979, therefore, must be welcomed in the Subcontinent.
Party leaders have been aware that the Chinese people increasingly demand not only economic prosperity but also social gains. It remains a question whether they will successfully meet these demands while doubling down on Leninist political principles.
While a more liberal China may be more desirable, liberalization could hurt rather than help China’s battle against debt.
Dutch disease is a very common condition among resource-rich nations but its effects on the body of the economy, as well as the potential cure, are always country-specific. What would it take for Russia, both politically and economically, to wean itself off the hydrocarbon windfall?
The emergence of the Indian middle class has received much attention, but there’s no one authoritative way of defining what it means to be middle class.
The “Gujarat model” of investment—characterized by efforts to generate growth by attracting investors—has failed to turn investment into jobs. This economic failure may have implications for the BJP’s continued dominance in the state.
China’s growth miracle has already run out of steam. It is only by allowing debt to surge that the country is able to meet its GDP targets.
Today, oil is facing mounting pressure as the world tries hard to move towards a greener, cleaner future and vows to end the age of fossil fuels.
Oman recently became the first Middle Eastern country to join the very small club of unconventional oil and gas producers, currently led by the United States.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s recent visit with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi is the latest affirmation of both countries’ shift to a deeper bilateral partnership.